Nairobi has once again been named Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, while The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) has been awarded Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination by World Travel Awards (WTA) in the third year running.
The Fete was announced today during the inaugural Africa Winners day, an initiative that offers global Travel and Tourism leaders and influencers a series of packages to highlight their significant success.
The KICC CEO Ms. Nana Gecaga has once again expressed her gratitude to Kenya’s Tourism stakeholders and staff of KICC for the efforts and support they have accorded the industry to receive such prestigious awards.
“We are humbled to get such great recognition three years in a row. The awards are once again an indication of the outstanding efforts by the Kenyan Tourism Sector to position the country as a preferred destination for business events,” expressed Nana.
The award will spearhead Kenya’s marketing campaigns positioning the destination as attractive for Meetings, Incentives Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions even as the destination embarks on tourism recovery plans following the COVID 19 pandemic.
This is the fourth time Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination having taken the award in 2016, 2019, 2020 and now 2021.
Nana concluded by adding that, “We thank God that COVID 19 numbers have come down and applaud the Kenyan government and Kenyans for their continued efforts to uphold all government directives on COVID 19 protocols.”
KICC, the parastatal mandated to market Kenya’s conference tourism globally has over the years worked greatly towards ensuring that Kenya retains its position as the most preferred
destination for Business events in Africa